Agassiz Ice Cap


General Location:

Agassiz Ice Cap, Scale- 1:5 000 000
Agassiz Ice Cap - Canadian Glacier Inventory Project
(Source: Atlas of Canada, 2007)

Latitude/Longitude:

80o 15' 0" N - 75o 59' 59" W

(Source: Atlas of Canada, 2007)


Characteristics:



History:



Additional Photos:
Fritz Koerner's Field Camp: Agassiz Ice Cap, Ellesmere Island (1989)


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Landsat image of Victoria and Albert Mountains, Ellesmere Island. The boreholes on Agassiz Ice cap are shown
that were drilled by the Polar Continental Shelf Project (in 1977 - 337m core; 1979 - 137m core; two 127m cores in
1984 & 1987); two 130m cores in 1994.
Glaciers labelled A, B, C, D demonstate heavily crevassed or hummocky surfaces. Thus, they have very high
summer melt rates.
Agassiz Ice Cap - Canadian Glacier Inventory Project

(Source: Koerner, 2002)

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